TUAC FEATURED ARTISTS
September 7, 2022 - October 29, 2022
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Kasse is a native Thomastonian, now living in Washington, DC. Her encouragement to pursue art came from her R.E. Lee’s Spanish teacher, Mary Hogan. While in Kasse’s senior year, Mrs. Hogan passed her while she was designing and installing Lee’s Thanksgiving bulletin board by the library. Mrs. Hogan told her, “You make very creative bulletin boards, and you should major in art.” Since that was the only guidance counsel Kasse received, the light bulb went on, and Kasse earned a BFA and MFA in sculpture. (It might have been that after 4 years of Spanish, no one understood her with a Southern accent pronunciation).
When Kasse learned quickly that she could not make a living from art, she obtained a MA in Strategic Studies. With one degree she made a living for 30 years and now is enjoying the other passionly. She combines wood from daddy’s sawmill roots, sewing from her mother’s heritage, with her love of quilts and digging clay from Town Branch near Westside Park. These elements are redundant in her creativity.
Her artworks are represented in the Art Bank of the Washington, DC’s Commission on the Arts in Humanities, National Institutes of Health, USO at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and numerous national and international private collections. She is a recipient of a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship Grant, a resident artist at La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Certaldo, Italy and was awarded 1st place from 2,000 entries in the Veterans Administration, National Creative Arts Festival’s ceramics category.
The public is invited to stop by the TUAC gallery Thursday, September 8 (3pm-6pm) and meet this talented artist. The gallery is located at 201 S. Center Street in Beautiful Downtown Thomaston - (706) 647-1605.
For more information on her artwork, go to www.kasseart.com
T, Th, Fri - 10am-5pm
Wednesday - 10am-12pm